Sustainable mobility refers to the design, implementation and management of transport modes that are low or non-polluting for the environment, in particular those that contribute less to greenhouse gas emissions.
Sustainable mobility is good practice for the environment, the economy and society.
Sustainable mobility is not just about one type of transport. The modes of transport concerned include :
For long distances, there are renovated old solutions:
Intermodality is a concept for sustainable mobility, especially for medium and long distances. It consists of using several modes of transport during the same journey. It optimises transport facilities by promoting synergies and improves accessibility in space and time.
According to the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe), "Whenever possible, it is better to take the train than the car", for reasons of energy saving and air quality.
Environmental issues are increasingly present in our lives, whether it is global warming, CO2 emissions or all the international issues that need to be addressed to build the world of tomorrow. So what are the main challenges of sustainable mobility?
With the health crisis, cycling has become a must for everyday mobility in just a few months,as confirmed by a national study by Worklife.
The bicycle is a means of transport that offers 4 major advantages: it saves energy, is not dangerous, takes up little space and is good for your health as an alternative to sport!
Bicycles are eligible for the Sustainable Mobility Package. The Worklife card is a solution that facilitates the implementation of the Sustainable Mobility Package and enables the financing of all public transport and all sustainable mobility actors in the territory (cycling, carpooling, etc.).
For the company, sustainable mobility represents an investment and a strong commitment whose consequences can be very positive. The economic, social and environmental opportunities are numerous and one should not hesitate to implement a mobility plan in the company's CSR policy.
The benefits are many and often include :
As mentioned above, a good analysis of the situation and a structured plan for sustainable mobility are needed. It is possible to :
Finally, raising employees' awareness of the need to rethink the way they travel remains one of the priorities if a sustainable mobility policy is to be successful within the company.
Sustainable mobility is a future vision that will project its enormous benefits over the long term.